Turf & Irrigation Blog

The future of Golf as GIS Show wraps up another successful show

The 2014 Golf Industry Show (GIS) recently concluded in Orlando, FL and for the many that attended from the Mid-West, the weather in Florida was a welcomed relief from the wintery blast. In attendance were several from the Kenney Machinery team, and as they gathered information on the upcoming trends and products for the industry they also took part in making sure several students from Purdue University Turf Program were also given the proper tour of the event. We also wanted to share comments published by USGA in regards to those items they view as key factors to the future
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Service School 2014

What will you take advantage of in 2014? Now is the time to be thinking about training opportunities for yourself and your service team.   We want you to be ready to start your season with equipment that will have minimum down time and run efficiently and safely throughout the entire season.  To be ready when the snow melts why not join us as we travel the state and offer service schools on important maintenance skills and new techniques or tools available to you in the marketplace. Here is the list of upcoming classes …mark you calendar and call us
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Golf Equipment Maintenance 101

Is your golf facility equipped for the past or the present? Sharing with you the recent article by Derf Soller to provide you with tips and ways for you to look at your equipment maintenance at your golf facility.   Call us to explore the maintenance programs we have available at Kenney Machinery.  From our Fleet Analyzer Program to Turf Club Maintenance Programs we can customize programs to meet your specific needs.  Discover the ways in which we can assist you in providing a top quality golf facility in 2014. Read more… Golf Course MaintEquip 101
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Meet Greg Hart…and we think you’ll be glad you did.

At Kenney Machinery, we pride ourselves on hiring some of the best talent in the industry and we would like you to get to know them better. We’d like you to meet Greg Hart, one of our Mobile Service Technicians, and part of our KMC Equipment Sales Team located in Louisville, KY. Feb of 2004 he started his career as a Toro commercial tech in Memphis, TN.  From there he spent the next 9+ years there, attending various factory schools and achieving the level of Master Tech in 2010, the tenth one in the nation and the first in his company.
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Meet Mike Grimm and discover a little about him!

At Kenney Machinery, we pride ourselves on hiring some of the best talent in the industry and we would like you to get to know them better. We’d like you to meet Mike Grimm, Territory Manager Northern Indiana, and part of our KMC Equipment Sales Team located in Fort Wayne, IN. Here are just a few Q and A’s that we like to ask our team to give you a little insight into what they are up to when not working hard to meet your needs. Q. What is one thing you do everyday? A. Tell my Wife and Daughter
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Capital Hill meets WE ARE GOLF

Coalition meets with Congress to share game’s economic, environmental, health and charitable benefits to millions of Americans (WASHINGTON, D.C.) – WE ARE GOLF – a coalition of the game’s leading associations and industry partners – met with Members of Congress during the sixth annual National Golf Day on April 16 to share stories and new data about golf’s diverse businesses, employees, tax revenue creation, tourism and charitable benefits, and environmental leadership. WE ARE GOLF brought a cast of storytellers to Capitol Hill to discuss what golf has meant to them. Reports about golf’s economic contributions to cash-strapped states around the
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Consistent Putting Surfaces to Enhance Player’s Experience

New for 2013 …a new Stimpmeter! For the first time since its initial release, the USGA has updated the Stimpmeter. The new version allows for greater flexibility in measuring green speed, especially on undulating surfaces that have smaller areas of level turf, a necessity for measuring green speed.  We want to share with you the recent article from the USGA introducing this new Stimpmeter and details on how to use this device on your courses.  To obtain your new Stimpmeter contact the us at Kenney Machinery today. Read more…  
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Are you busy this winter?

Now that the snow has covered the course and you’re looking ahead to spring we want to share with you the ideas from others and where you can focus your efforts.  This blog is a collection of articles we have linked which we think you’ll enjoy and discover a few ideas that you may have forgotten or new ideas to consider.  If you find additional articles that you want to share with us we invite you to send those to us and we’ll include them in future blogs. GOLF COURSE WORK CONTINUES IN THE OFFSEASON By Adam Moeller, agronomist, Northeast
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Gratitude and Thanks…

From our family to yours,  This year our hearts are heavy and our prayers go to the families and the community of Newtown, Connecticut as they struggle to put their lives back together after the tragedy they have suffered.  As we Pray for the victims and all people who are suffering around the world we pause to reflect upon our blessings, especially the relationships in our own lives. We are thankful for the blessings of family and friends. With that in mind, we want to thank you for the business you’ve given us, but more importantly, thank you for your
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Employee Highlight: Meet Dan Gamble

At Kenney Machinery, we pride ourselves on hiring some of the best talent in the industry and we would like you to get to know them better. We’d like you to meet  Dan Gamble, Vice President of Commercial Equipment for Kenney Machinery.   EDUCATION Ball State University, Muncie Indiana Business Administration and Marketing Major MILITARY Sergeant, U.S. Army, 1st Air Cavalry Infantry Division Vietnam Bronze Star Recipient Air Medal Recipient Vietnam Campaign Medal PROFESSIONAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS: 1981 – Jacobsen/Textron Midwest Salesman of the Year 1984 – Jacobsen/Textron National Salesman of the Year 1985 – National Salesman of the Year 7 Year Affiliate
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